My RunKeeper app suggested I do a 4 mile slow run, however, due to my cold and having run less during the week, I was interested in maybe going further and also hoping for some difficult terrain. I decided to look on mountain biking sites to find a good trail because I have had better luck with them than hiking trails. Apparently hikers don't like to work very hard or something. And I found that Red Rocks has a nice loop when connected with Dakota Falls trail. Length: 6 miles. Perfect.
I parked at Matthews/Winters Park near the Amphitheater and began on the Red Rocks loop, which is not what I originally wanted to do because it's the easier of the two and I'd rather get the hard stuff done first. But it seemed the most logical. Straight away, lightning ahead of me. Sweet!
But coming home, my only desire was to sit in the tub with a scalding hot shower and soak it out. When Jake got home after having dinner with our two Romanian couchsurfers, he came in the bathroom to find me enervated and hoarse and the look in his face said it all, "Go the eff to bed." And I did.